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this morning with david keene, who is the president of the national rifle association. friday the n.r.a. made its first public station since the newtown shooting and the reaction from the gun control vacation was scathing, no reaction there. lloyd grove of the "daily beast" summed up the reaction by saying the reviews were so brutal they would close a broadway show on opening night. this was news conference a mistake, mr. keene? >> not at all. and, fortunately, we're not on broadway. this isn't a joke. you know, we remained silent right after newtown because we didn't think it was appropriate to comment at time. but now we've come out and looked at it and the question on everybody's minds we tried address is what do you do to prevent this from happening in the future? you know, it was interesting, bob, because that week i was in israel. and they had a spate of school shootings in the 70s and they decided they needed to have security at their schools. they started out with volunteers. they eventually institutional tides and now they have armed security at the schools and they stopped the probl
militias. the n.r.a., and other groups further to the right have independerred fear in the average gun owner. in large parts of america, the gun is a way of life. the left wants to take the hunting rifle your uncle tommy gave you and you were 14. once we establish there is a constitutional right to bear arms, we should have the right to admit that no amendment is absolute. after all, the first amendment has limitations. you can't falsely scream "fire" in a crowded theater. we have limits on libel and pornography. well the kinds of things like the brady law, assault weapons ban, limitations to clips, making sure mentally unstable people don't get guns, do not interfere with the fundamental right, but at the same time make us safer. every amendment should have some balance and some limitation. and if together we can come to the middle on that, maybe we can make some real progress instead of each side being off in their corner, one side saying ban guns, get rid of guns, and the other side saying don't you touch anything about guns. >> schieffer: what should the president do? >> well, the
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